National Small Business Week is June 17 through June 21st
As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I am always scouring the web for tools and helpful information to help grow my business.The support I’ve gotten from my online and offline communities and colleagues makes it possible for me to do what I do. It’s nice to know that small businesses and their livelihood are being appreciated and utilized as a factor in the American economy; small businesses help run the communities that run the cities that run America that run the world. If you are a small business owner, you have reason to be proud.
All week long, the Small Business Association will be celebrating Small Business Week with workshops that are free for anyone to attend. In these workshops, you can learn from experts regarding finding capital, mentoring, and growing your business. many of these sessions will be live streamed on the SBA website so that anyone, regardless of where they live, can see the session and learn.
According to Whitehouse.gov:
Throughout the week, we’ll be joined by entrepreneurs and experts including Jack Dorsey (Square and Twitter co-founder), Angie Hicks (founder of Angie’s List), David Steward (founder and chairman of Worldwide Technologies) and Fran Tarkenton (former NFL quarterback and entrepreneur).
This week, the free workshops are being held in the following cities:
- June 17 Seattle
- June 18 Dallas
- June 19 St. Louis
- June 20 Pittsburgh
- June 21 Washington, D.C.
This year marks the 50th year anniversary of National Small Business Week. President Kennedy signed the Proclamation for National Small Business Week while he was in office in 1963. Now more than ever before, the future of small businesses depends on how we patronize and utilize their services. Bigger isn’t always better.
During Small Business Week, I encourage you to learn more about tools and resources that are available to small businesses in America. If you are a Small Business owner, take advantage of the workshops being offered this week, as they will be sharing a wealth of knowledge and information. Vital tips that can be used to grow you business and make it profitable.
I, for one, will be joining in on these Small Business Week streams. There will also be Google+ hangouts that will allow you to interact and participate.
Follow the SBA (Small Business Administration) on Twitter and check the #SBW2013 hashtag.
Happy National Small Business Week!